Clinical Experience

Our 36-month curriculum is designed so our residents can experience the breadth and depth of Emergency Medicine.

First year

Residents will begin with an orientation block that is designed to ease the transition into residency and to help acquire procedural skills and knowledge essential to Emergency Medicine practice. Core EM rotations in trauma and at Mount Sinai Hospital will introduce procedural skills.  Residents will have hands-on didactics in the simulation center and procedure lab, while gradually increasing their clinical exposure through Emergency Department shifts.

   
Orientation 4 weeks             
EM - RUMC 20 weeks           
EM - Mount Sinai Hospital 4 weeks
Medical ICU 4 weeks             
Trauma/SICU - Stroger    4 weeks
EM Procedures (Orthopedics) 4 weeks             
ED Ultrasound 2 weeks
Obstetrics 3 weeks
Anesthesia 3 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

Second year

Residents will spend five blocks managing multiple patients including the critically ill in the RUMC ED. A block will also be spent at the Rush-Copley ED, which allows residents to learn how to function in a busy community ED. Residents will be introduced to the high acuity small ED setting at Community First Medical Center. An Emergency Medicine selective month will also allow second-year residents to broaden their EM horizons with an elective rotation in specific areas of interest.

   
EM - RUMC 20 weeks           
EM - Rush Copley 4 weeks
EM - Mount Sinai Hospital 4 weeks
EM - Community First Medical Center 4 weeks
Pediatric ICU 4 weeks
Trauma/SICU–Stroger 4 weeks
Cardiac ICU 4 weeks
Pediatric acute care 2 weeks
Selective 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

Third year

Residents will spend five more months in the Rush Emergency Department supervising students, junior residents and learning to “run the room” like attending physicians. Senior residents will spend an additional month in our community ED site at Rush-Copley, as well as two more selectives.

   
EM - RUMC 20 weeks
EM - Rush Copley 4 weeks
EM - Mount Sinai Hospital 4 weeks
EM - Community First Medical Center 4 weeks
Medical ICU 4 weeks
Trauma/SICU–Stroger 4 weeks
Toxicology 4 weeks
Selective 4 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks